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Megan Thee Stallion and Record Label 1501 Certified Settle Lengthy Legal Battle


Megan Thee Stallion, the chart-topping Texas rapper, has officially put an end to her three-year legal dispute with her former record label, 1501 Certified Entertainment. The ongoing legal saga has culminated in the two parties “amicably parting ways,” as reported by Billboard. This prolonged feud began in 2020 when Megan accused the Houston-based label of blocking her from releasing music and impeding her contractual obligations. While the specific terms of the settlement, including financial aspects, remain confidential, both Megan and 1501 expressed their satisfaction in resolving their differences.

Carl Crawford, a former MLB All-Star and the face of 1501 Certified Entertainment, expressed his best wishes for Megan’s future in her life and career. This settlement comes nearly a week after Megan publicly revealed that she was financing her own career and operating independently, without the support of a record label. During an Instagram Live session, the Grammy-winning artist not only discussed her experience as an independent artist but also her commitment to funding her future projects directly from her own pocket.

Megan, who shared a nude photo to promote her upcoming work, emphasized her excitement about being independent and self-funded in her creative endeavors. She noted that her new role as an independent artist was a significant shift since her early career, which was partially financed by her label.

However, Megan made it clear that she was not in a hurry to sign with a new label at this time, as she relished the opportunity to have complete control over her work. She mentioned her past conflicts with 1501 Certified Entertainment, emphasizing that they had not supported her second album’s release. Megan Thee Stallion, whose real name is Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, originally signed with 1501 in 2018 and released her debut EP, “Tina Snow,” with their assistance. Nonetheless, her relationship with the label soured quickly, leading to a temporary restraining order against 1501 Certified Entertainment in 2020.

Her lawsuit against the label, filed last year, centered on their dispute over whether her 2021 compilation album, “Something for Thee Hotties,” qualified as a full record. This album was jointly released by 1501 Certified Entertainment and 300 Entertainment in August 2022 and garnered favorable reviews, peaking at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart. As Megan Thee Stallion embarks on her independent journey, the settlement brings an end to a prolonged legal struggle, offering the rapper the creative freedom she has been seeking.

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Derek Chan – Editor


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